Green and White Gazette
Oldfields Visits Houston 

On a visit to Houston this month to attend the funeral of former Board Chair and great supporter of Oldfields, Ralph O'Connor, father of Nancy O'Connor Abendshein '75, Associate Head of School Ansley Smithwick and Director of Development Anne Finney P'97 took the opportunity to visit with some other members of the Oldfields family.


Remember former faculty Jim Richardson and his wife, Nell? If you were here in the 70s and early 80s you do! That's Nell in the middle of this happy group above. Ansley and Anne joined Former Head of School Taylor Smith for a lovely brunch with Nell and her husband Sidney Buchanan. You can imagine all the old stories that flew back and forth!


That night Liza Easton '80 joined Anne and Ansley for a delicious dinner at La Griglia. It was a wonderful evening of lively conversation – which was followed the next week by lunch with Head of School David Perfield. Liza now knows more about what's going on at Oldfields than anyone!


We love seeing Oldfields "girls" and hearing your stories wherever we go!

Alumnae Weekend Registration is FREE!

You won't want to miss Alumnae Weekend 2019, Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28! Come one, come all, especially if your class year ends in a 4 or a 9. Please come and bring your family to campus (your old stomping grounds!) for a fun weekend. You can click here to view the schedule and to see all of the exciting things to do! 

Young Alumnae Visit Campus 

We are always happy to see our alumnae back in their old stomping grounds.  Aiden Redding '17 (left), Olivia Singer '18 (middle), and Celia Bowers '17 (right) made time over their winter breaks from college to see friends and teachers and pay the Oldfields campus a visit. Once an Oldfields girl, always an Oldfields girl! 

New Opportunities in Academics

Oldfields' faculty is continually striving to provide students with new opportunities to pursue the academic areas in which they are most interested, as well as expose them to a few they might not have considered. This term, our tremendous faculty has responded to the requests of the girls, and also threw in a few ideas of their own:

  • Physics teacher, Drew Shelton, had a great time showing students how things work in his STEAM workshop. Students took apart old computers, appliances, and more. Fascinating to see what's inside the tools we use every day!
  • The History Department has made it a priority to offer a cultural museum trip once a month, open to all students of course, but required for Mr. Jernigan's classes! The history-themed trips so far this year include a trip to the National Museum of U.S. History in DC (and shopping in Georgetown) and the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Upcoming trips will include the B&O Railroad Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,  War Memorials, and visits to embassies, among others.
  • As part of the STEAM initiative, the new Math Society, led by Jude Zhu, will be competing in the American Mathematics Competition in mid-February. Yes, our girls love math and want to do more of it! 
  • Oldfields' Model UN has signed up for back-to-back weekends in February to display their diplomatic and oratory skills at Johns Hopkins University, followed by the North American Invitational Model UN in Washington, DC! Love the enthusiasm!
  • Faculty members Bez and Erin Wallace, in conjunction with the Asian Culture Club, will debut Diversity Day on February 6. A presentation about the Lunar New Year will be followed by student-led discussions on various topics such as social justice, religion, immigration, and gender identity.
Oldfields' Photography Students on Exhibit at The Walters Museum

This year the work of three of our photography students will be exhibited at the annual AIMS student art show at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. We are permitted three entries, which are photographs from students Jessica Fan (Untitled), Sophia Vivitsky (Eyes of Immigration, Eyes because of Immigration), and Cashous Carroll (Vitals). The show runs from January 23 until February 3 and the reception is on Sunday, February 3 from 1-3 p.m. Please join us if you're free!

1,000 Career Points!

Not one, but two varsity basketball players hit an amazing milestone last week. Senior D'Naisha Bellamy-Greene (left) scored her 1,000th career point in the basketball game on Tuesday, January 22, versus Garrison Forest, and senior Morgan Gause (right) also scored her 1,000th career point on January 25 at Friends School. Not only are they teammates but these two have been best friends for years. Oldfields varsity was victorious in both games! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Assembly
Black Awareness Club Makes an Impact

Provoking, poignant, powerful, and polished—four adjectives that describe the presentation delivered by Oldfields' Black Awareness Club to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, January 23. Read more.>

Oldfields Belongs to All of Us

Anne Ragland Finney P'97

Director of Development



Joan Carter '81 P'15

Director of Alumnae Affairs


Laura Lee Brown

Development Database Analyst


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